After a complete renovation, this Manhattan luxury staple opened with a fresh face in late 2016. Service is something special, with complimentary use of a Rolls-Royce courtesy car (drop off within a 12 block radius) in addition to a well-connected concierge who can secure reservations for most of New York’s hot restaurants. The massive spa alone may inspire a stay.
YOU SHOULD KNOW All of this service and extravagance doesn’t come cheap—expect a hefty price tag. We just said you get complimentary use of a Rolls-Royce, though--so this shouldn't come as too much of a surprise.
Contemporary rooms now have lighted pedestal beds, big windows with plush window seats, and sycamore wood paneling. Views are lovely, especially from rooms that face Central Park.
Some suites have landscaped, furnished terraces that are worth a splurge during the warm weather months.
Marble bathrooms have glass-enclosed showers and Bvlgari bath products. Suites also have quick-filling deep soaking tubs.
The lobby is a grand space with a soaring ceiling, tall marble columns, and elaborate floral arrangements. It's super fancy in here.
Located on East 57th Street, this hotel is near the southeastern corner of Central Park. Shopping on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue are a short walk away. The hotel is in a good position for travelers that have business in midtown or want to experience the neighborhood vibe of the Upper East Side. Subway access is nearby with the 4, 5, 6, N, R, and W trains at 59th Street/Lexington Avenue. Taxis and Uber are widely available, but traffic congestion is a common problem.
Retro murals give The Monkey Bar (5-minute walk) an old New York vibe; stick to the classics like the New York strip steak. A whole roasted chicken for two makes for a divine meal at Rotisserie Georgette (5-minute walk), an elegant French restaurant. For a casual bite, choose between several vendors at The Plaza Food Hall (7-minute walk) including Luke’s Lobster and No.7 Sub.
Since 1884 New Yorkers have gathered at P.J. Clarke’s (7-minute walk), a historic saloon with cold beers and an unfussy attitude. One of the neighborhood’s swankiest watering holes is surely the King Cole Bar (5-minute walk), a historic beauty of a bar set within the St. Regis hotel.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This hotel hits all the right high notes for a luxury property: attentive service, immaculate rooms, and a massive spa. We love the grand lobby and plush window seats in the rooms with Manhattan skyline and Central Park views.